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Local Police Help Teen Who Walked Miles to Work Buy a Car

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00pm 2/26/2017 at 2:00pm
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Jourdan Duncan, an 18-year-old from California, used to walk five miles to work . .  . until one evening he was picked up by Kirk Keffer, a Corporal with the Benicia Police Department, and given a ride home.  Keffer’s kindness didn’t stop there, and the Benicia PD set up a GoFundMe...

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Transgender Boy Wins Texas State Girls’ Wrestling Title

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:17am 2/26/2017 at 11:17am
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Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old junior, began the transition from girl to boy two years ago; the transition includes supplements and shots of testosterone that some feel gave Beggs an advantage.  Beggs competed for and won a Texas state girls’ wrestling title.

The Washington Post reports:

Booed and bloody, Mack Beggs dropped to his...

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Jose Canseco Issues Stern Warning Over the Rise of Robots

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 20, 2017 at 5:30pm 2/20/2017 at 5:30pm
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Former Major League baseball player Jose Canseco won’t be welcoming our new robotic overlords anytime soon.

Monday, Canseco published a flurry of tweets warning about the mechanization of jobs once held by humans. Don’t worry, robots “won’t attack and kill us like in the movies,” they’ll just steal all of...

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Smartphones Causing Auto Insurance Rates to Skyrocket

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/20/2017 at 2:30pm

The Wall Street Journal has reported that distracted drivers on their smartphones have caused auto insurance companies to raise rates:

Costs associated with crashes are outpacing premium increases for some companies,...

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Bill Gates: Robots Should Pay Taxes, Too!

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/18/2017 at 1:00pm

Bill Gates is arguing for a robot tax on businesses and, by clear and obvious extension, on consumers.

Fox News reports:

Bill Gates, the co-founder of  Microsoft and world’s richest man, said in an interview Friday that robots  that steal human jobs should pay their fair share of taxes.

“Right now, the human worker...

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Kid Rock for Senate?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30pm 2/16/2017 at 7:30pm
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If the political gossip mill is correct, Kid Rock’s name has been dropped for a Michigan Senate run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Stabenow.

Stabenow is up for reelection in 2018.

Robert Ritchie or Kid Rock has long considered himself a libertarian-leaning Republican, supporting Mitt Romney, Ben Carson, and finally Donald Trump’s...

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North Carolina Deputy Shows Off Moves in a Dance Off

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 2/15/2017 at 6:30pm

I love watching these videos! They never get old. Someone posted a video of a North Carolina cop showing off his dance moves when a boy named Jason challenged him to a dance-off. From Fox 13:

“They got onto the topic of...

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FLASHBACK: George H.W. Bush Reads Love Letters to Barbara

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5:00pm 2/15/2017 at 5:00pm

I noticed President George H.W. Bush trending on Facebook and immediately thought the worst. Instead, he is trending because news outlets have circulated him reading his old love letters to his wife of 72 years Barbara. Why not keep sharing it? These two are the definition of RELATIONSHIP GOALS. They fell...

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Singer Joy Villa Wears Pro-Trump Dress to Grammys, Sales Skyrocket

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/13/2017 at 4:00pm
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Singer Joy Villa turned heads when she revealed her less than subtle gown at the Grammys.

“Go big, or go home. You can either stand for what you believe or fall for what you don’t. Above all make a choice for tolerance and love. Agree to disagree. See...

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Illinois Declares October ‘Zombie Preparedness Month’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/12/2017 at 3:00pm
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No, this is not a joke. No, this has nothing to do with Halloween. The state of Illinois has actually declared October “Zombie Preparedness Month.” From The Chicago Tribune:

The measure instead encourages people to learn more about natural disasters and ensure they have emergency supplies that could last up to...

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Conservative Prof Calls for Rebuilding of American Culture

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:30pm 2/11/2017 at 2:30pm
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As Andrew Breitbart famously said, all politics is downstream from culture. Professor Esolen of Providence College seems to get this.

The College Fix reports:

Conservative professor calls for creating a counter-culture

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Texas Bathroom Bill Could Preclude Texas From Hosting Future Super Bowls

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:00pm 2/10/2017 at 7:00pm

Houston, TX, just hosted another Super Bowl to rave reviews, but it may be the last one for the Lone Star State if the state passes its own bathroom bill. From The Houston Chronicle:

“If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law (in Texas), that...

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German Town Changes Tune After Nursery Rhyme Triggered Vegan

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/10/2017 at 6:00pm

Someone needs a safe space! The German town Limburg an der Lahn in Hesse has decided to change a song in its glockenspiel after the nursery rhyme triggered a local vegan. From Heat Street:

Before, the town’s bell tunes included a song called “Fox, You Stole the Goose.” It describes how theft...

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Anna Wintour Hopes Melania Trump Will Appear in Vogue

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:30pm 2/9/2017 at 3:30pm

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and the magazine itself endorsed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. However, Wintour said President Donald Trump’s win will not affect the magazine’s tradition of showing off the First Lady and Melania will not become an exception:

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Willie Nelson Cancels 3 Shows Due to Persistent Illness

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:30pm 2/8/2017 at 4:30pm
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The 83-year-old musician cancelled three California shows due to illness.

From the AP wire:

BAKERSFIELD, California — Willie Nelson has postponed three California shows because of illness.

Publicist Elaine Schock tells The Associated Press that Nelson will have to miss his three-night stint that had been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Buck...

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Heinz Gave Employees Paid Day Off Instead of Buying Super Bowl Ad Spot

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/8/2017 at 3:00pm

Money well spent.

From aPlus:

Kraft Heinz announced on Wednesday that they’d be giving all of their salaried employees a paid day off rather than purchasing commercial ad time during the Super Bowl. All salaried employees – the decision does not impact factory workers – will have the Monday after the Super Bowl...

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Trumpettes USA Petition to STOP the Anti-Trump Disney Petition

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:30pm 2/7/2017 at 7:30pm

Kemberlee Kaye blogged about the petition to stop the inevitable Donald Trump animatronic figure from speaking.

Terry Lee Ebert Mendozza, the Trump-supporter who is a founding member of The Trumpettes USA, and who I featured in a post for Inauguration week, she lives in Florida and resents the pressuring of the Walt Disney...

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